This research opportunity is to develop and perform proof-of-principle quantum information processing experiments with trapped atomic ions. High-fidelity coherent control of ions is used to explore applications of quantum entanglement including quantum logic and computing, quantum networking, and quantum-enhanced precision measurement. A major focus is the development of techniques and tools that will ultimately be needed in large-scale, fault-tolerant, quantum-information processors. Recent examples of research results include the following references.
 D. Kienzler, Y. Wan, S.D. Erickson, J.J. Wu, A.C. Wilson, D.J. Wineland, and D. Leibfried, Quantum logic spectroscopy with ions in thermal motion, Phys. Rev. X 10, 021012 (2020).
 K. C. McCormick, J. Keller, S. C. Burd, D. J. Wineland, A. C. Wilson, and D. Leibfried, Quantum-enhanced sensing of a mechanical oscillator, Nature 572, 86 (2019)
 Y. Wan, D. Kienzler, S. D. Erickson, K. H. Mayer, T. R. Tan, J. J. Wu, H. M. Vasconcelos, S. Glancy, E. Knill, D. J. Wineland, A. C. Wilson, D. Leibfried, Quantum gate teleportation between separated zones of a trapped-ion processor, Science 364, 875 (2019)
Quantum entanglement; quantum simulation; quantum networking; quantum computing; fault-tolerance; quantum algorithms; ion traps; integrated photonics;